• Short Summary

    DAVID RYDER, A 22-YEAR-OLD POLIO VICTIM FROM ENGLAND, SET OUT FROM THE UNITED STATES' WEST COAST ON MONDAY (MARCH 30) ON A 3,000-MILE (4,800 KILOMETRE) WALK TO NEW YORK.

  • Description

    1.
    TRACKING SHOT...DAVID TO RYDER ALONG ROAD THROUGH TOWN (3 SHOTS)
    0.29

    2.
    SV DAVID WITH INTERVIEWER AND PRESS
    0.32

    3.
    SCU DAVID WITH INTERVIEWER
    1.33

    4.
    SV ONLOOKERS
    1.36

    5.
    LV DAVID LEAVING PRESS
    1.46


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 3: REPORTER:"NOW, WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?"



    RYDER: "I'M RAISING FUNDS TO PROMOTE RIDING FOR THE DISABLED, INTERNATIONALLY. I'VE BEEN ATTENDING A RIDING SCHOOL IN ENGLAND FOR FIVE YEARS. IT'S HELPED ME TREMENDOUSLY AND I JUST WANT TO SHOW EVERYBODY WHAT WONDERFUL THERAPY HORSE RIDING IS".



    REPORTER: "DO YOU KNOW THE WEATHER CONDITIONS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES, DAVID? IT'S A LOT DIFFERENT FROM ENGLAND YOU KNOW WHERE IT'S A LITTLE CHILLIER, AND, A LOT CHILLER THAN IN THE WESTERN SECTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES WHERE YOU HAVE TO GO ACROSS DESERTS. WHAT ABOUT THAT, DO YOU THINK YOU'LL BE ABLE TO GO ACROSS THE DESERT WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM?"



    RYDER:"WELL, LET ME PUT IT THIS WAY, THERE WOULD BE NO POINT IN DOING IT IF WAS EASY. I KNOW THERE'S SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS, BUT I KNOW THAT ?? I PERSEVERE I CAN GET THROUGH THESE WEATHER CONDITIONS. WE ARE PREPARED FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS. WE HAVE SPECIAL CLOTHING, IF IT GET TOO ?OT. BUT I WALK EARLY IN THE MORNING AND LATE IN THE EVENING, AND IF IT A VERY COLD I'VE GOT SOME HEAVY GARMENTS TO KEEP THE COLD ???."



    REPORTER: "HAVE A GOOD WALK".



    RYDER: "THANK YOU, WILL, I'M GOING TO ENJOY MYSELF."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DAVID RYDER, A 22-YEAR-OLD POLIO VICTIM FROM ENGLAND, SET OUT FROM THE UNITED STATES' WEST COAST ON MONDAY (MARCH 30) ON A 3,000-MILE (4,800 KILOMETRE) WALK TO NEW YORK. THE YOUNG LANDOWNER HOPES TO COMPLETE HIS WALK-FOR-CHARITY IN FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS.

    RYDER, WHO HAS BEEN DISABLED BY POLIO SINCE THE AGE OF TWO HAD DESCRIBED HIS TRIP ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AS A LIFE-LONG AMBITION. LAST YEAR HE WALKED 900 MILES FROM NORTHERN SCOTLAND TO THE SOUTHERN TIP OF ENGLAND, PROMOTING HORSE RIDING FOR THE DISABLED. RYDER SAYS HE WANTS TO SHOW EVERYBODY WHAT WONDERFUL THERAPY HORSE RIDING IS.

    DESPITE HIS CRUTCHES, RYDER CAN MAINTAIN A PACE OF BETWEEN THREE AND A HALF TO FOUR MILES (FIVE POINT FIVE TO SEVEN KILOMETRES) AN HOUR. HE WILL AVOID THE AMERICAN FREEWAYS BUT GO THROUGH AS MANY CITIES AS HE CAN TO GET HIS MESSAGE TO THE MOST PEOPLE. THE ROUTE TAKES HIM THROUGH ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO, TEXAS, OKLAHOMA, KANSAS, MISSOURI, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW JERSEY, ENDING ON NEW YORK'S BROADWAY.

    RYDER WAS GIVEN AN OFFICIAL SEND OFF ON MONDAY FROM SANTA MONICA TOWN HALL BEFORE HE SET OUT ON THE FIRST STAGE OF THE WALK 16 MILES (25 KILOMETRES) TO LOS ANGELES CITY, ACCOMPANIED BY A CARAVAN IN WHICH HE WILL REST. AS HE MADE HIS WAY THROUGH THE TOWN, HE TALKED TO A REPORTER:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA0YIH5MCQKSH37JDX5ZAR1VSS
    Media URN:
    VLVAA0YIH5MCQKSH37JDX5ZAR1VSS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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